G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)

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Description

The G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) is a 50 kg bomb which was constructed out of welded rolled sheet steel; it has either a longitudinal or a circumferential weld[1]. The overall color of the bomb is yellow and typically had the type of explosive filling and words "F de Culot" (F of Base or Fuse in Base) painted on the bomb casing.

Pictured is the 50 kg A GP-HE bomb, sister to the G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb. Both were general purpose/anti-personnel bombs
Data for G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb
In-game Historical[2]
Overall Length -- 118 cm 46.5 in
Body Diameter -- 19.9 cm 7.85 in
Fuse Type -- M. No.2 Tail mount
Filling TnT (Fr) M.Mn (USA) Trimonite
Filling Weight 28.5 kg 28.6 kg 63 lb
Total Weight 50 kg 50 kg 112 lb

Vehicles which can equip the G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)

Aircraft which can carry G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) Total Number Total weight kg Total weight lb
F.222.2 52 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
N.C.223.3 52 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
V-156-F 2 100 kg 220.5 lb
Potez 633 8 400 kg 882 lb
M.B.174A-3 8 400 kg 882 lb
LeO 451 /early 16 800 kg 1,764 lb
LeO 451 /late 16 800 kg 1,764 lb

General info

Effective damage

The G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) is filled with Mélinite-Mononitro-nitronaphtaline (M.Mn)[3] or Trimonite (70% Melinite - Picric Acid and 30% Mononitionapthalene). These are typically general purpose/anti-personnel bombs with a Picric acid burster[4] charge. In-game, the explosive has been simplified to Trinitrotoluene (TnT - C7H5N3O6) which is chemically very similar to Mélinite (C6H3N3O7) and Mononitro-nitroaphtaline (C10H7NO2).

G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb blast radius image over a T-50. The small red circle represents the radius of destruction of armored vehicle, while the larger dark red circle represents radius of fragment dispersion.
G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) damage table Metric Imperial
Max armor penetration high explosive action 82 mm 3.2 in
Radius of destruction of armored vehicle 2.4 m 8 ft
Radius of fragment dispersion 77.1 m 253 ft

Comparison with analogues

Comparable bombs to G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)
Name Mass Explosive mass Explosive Armor Pen. Destruction radius Frag radius
AN-M30A1 100 lb 24.5 kg Amatol 79 mm 2.1 m 67.3 m
FAB-50 64 kg 24 kg TNT 79 mm 2.1 m 68.6 m
SC50JA 50 kg 25 kg Fp.60/40 80 mm 2.1 m 70.1 m
Type 97 Number 6 60 kg 23 kg TNT 78 mm 2.1 m 67 m
Type 94 GPHE 50 kg 19.6 kg TNT 74 mm 1.8 m 62.5 m
GP 50 58 kg 25 kg TNT 80 mm 2.1 m 70.1 m
D.T. No.2 55.7 kg 19.9 kg TNT[5]* 73 mm 2.1 m 67.4 m
* In-game listing differs from historical record.

Usage in the battles

Due to the small size of the G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg), it is not advisable to drop just one at a time. Many of the French bombers can carry between 2 and 52 of these bombs and can cause more damage when dropped en masse over an area also know as "carpet bombing." The lower altitude you drop the bombs from, the less time enemy vehicles (including AI drivers) have to avoid the in-bound bombs. These bombs are effective against:

  • AA vehicles
  • AAA cannons (non pill-box)
  • Enemy aircraft landing or parked on a runway
  • Clustered or columns of vehicles
An F.222.2 carpet bombing AA vehicles with G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bombs.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Effectively used for carpet bombing lightly or no armored targets
  • Large payload aircraft like F.222.2 and N.C.223.3 can take out columns of AA vehicles in one pass

Cons:

  • Less effective against armored vehicles, reinforced pillboxes and bases
  • Hard to concentrate large amounts of damage with small bombs

History

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Media

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A view of the bombing damage as seen from the F.222.2's ventral turret during a bombing run.

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Bombs
USA  100 lb     : AN-M30A1
  250 lb     : AN-M57
  500 lb     : AN-M64A1
  750 lb     : M117 cone 45
  1,000 lb  : AN-M65A1 · AN-M65A1 Fin M129
  2,000 lb  : AN-M66A2
Germany  50 kg      : SC50 · SC50JA
  250 kg    : SC250 · SC250JA
  500 kg    : SC500 · SC500K
  1,000 kg : SC1000 · SC1000L · SC1000L2
  1,400 kg : PC 1400 X (Fritz X)
  1,800 kg : SC1800B
USSR  50 kg      : FAB-50
  100 kg    : FAB-100
  250 kg    : FAB-250M43 · OFAB-250-270
  500 kg    : FAB-500
  1,000 kg : FAB-1000
  1,500 kg : FAB-1500M-46
  3,000 kg : FAB-3000M-46
  5,000 kg : FAB-5000
Britain  250 lb     : G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV
  500 lb     : G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV
  1,000 lb  : G.P. 1,000 lb Mk.I · M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I
  4,000 lb  : H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II
Japan  Army:
  50 kg      : Type 94 GPHE
  100 kg    : Type 94 GPHE
  250 kg    : Type 92 GPHE
  500 kg    : Type 92 GPHE
  Navy:
  60 kg      : Type 97 Number 6
  250 kg    : Type 25 Number 25 Model 2 · Type 98 Number 25
  500 kg    : Type 50 Number 50 Model 2
  800 kg    : Type 80 Number 80 Model 1 · Type 99 Number 80 AP
Italy  50 kg      : GP 50
  100 kg    : GP 100 · SAP 100
  250 kg    : GP 250
  500 kg    : GP 500
  800 kg    : GP 800
France  50 kg      : G.A.M.Mn 50 · DT2
  100 kg    : 100 №.1
  200 kg    : 200 №.1
  500 kg    : 500 №.2